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Focusing on the demands of the new innovative, sustainable and inclusive rural development paradigm, the monograph raises the discussion regarding new approaches and success factors that are vital in current rural socio-economic development and policy transformations. The bottom-up policymaking, self-organization, creative use of knowledge in rural areas, and many other rural innovations are aligned in this book with new social movements’ theories, which help disclose, explore and explain the rural development paradigm shift. Rural development forces of the 21st century center on the agents of change - rural population, and, surprisingly - urban population(!), and the political debate concerning EU Common Agricultural Policy and European Green Deal, illustrated with multiple case studies. This book will be of interest to a broad audience of readers, keen on scientific, political, and practical issues of innovations in rural areas and their future development pathways.
The monograph is authored by a team of scholars from the Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Institute of Economics and Rural Development, Department of Rural Development.
Dr. Rita Vilkė is a senior researcher and her main research interests are social responsibility in economically viable and sustainable regional and rural development, modern business models.
Dr. Dalia Vidickienė is a principal researcher and her main interest centers on rural development and regional innovation policy, strategic management and business models, paradigm innovations.
Dr. Živilė Gedminaitė-Raudonė is a senior researcher and her main research focus is sustainable regional and rural development, circular economy, innovation ecosystems.
Dr. Vitalija Simonaitytė is a researcher and her recent research focus is sustainable regional and rural development policy, interest groups, local and regional actors.
Erika Ribašauskienė is a researcher and her research focus is sustainable regional and rural development practices, local and regional stakeholders, rural crafts, and business models.
- Book Title Rural Economic Developments and Social Movements
- Book Subtitle A New Paradigm
- Series Title Palgrave Advances in Bioeconomy: Economics and Policies
- Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Advances in Bioeconomy: Economics and Policies
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71983-8
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
- eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-71982-1
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-71985-2
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-71983-8
- Series ISSN 2524-5848
- Series E-ISSN 2524-5856
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIX, 266
- Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology
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“This monograph is a timely and significant call to take a new look at numbers of already matured and ongoing innovations in rural areas around the world. Authors of the book masterfully use the grounding of the social movements’ theory to the ongoing processes in rural areas, thus proposing a brand-new consideration of the rural paradigm shift. To disclose the reasoning behind the social movements, the monograph takes focus on actors of change and gets deeper into the context of ongoing organized changes in rural areas, distinguishing between the industrial paradigm grounded rural social movements and new post-industrial change-focused rural social movements, putting them into the general context of European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and European Green Deal (EGD) principles. This monograph is based on a holistic approach. Systematic, evolutionary, and actor methodologies were used. Finally, in-depth illustrations of ongoing processes using multiple case studies of rural social movements significantly add to the existing body of knowledge in this field of science.”
(Prof. Dr. Maria Nijnik, Principal Scientist of The James Hutton Institute, UK, Coordinator of H2020 SIMRA project “Social Innovation in marginalised rural areas").
“The remarkable book, which applying a rich methodological apparatus of qualitative research step by step reveals the role of individual and territorial social capital for the post-industrial transformation of rural territories, it offers more questions than answers. The holistic approach used by authors simply does not allow to formulate unambiguous answers in the context of the investigated causes of genesis and impacts of (new) social movements on innovative, sustainable, and inclusive rural development. There does not exist only one generally valid and accepted model of explanation and assessment for changes induced by spatial redistribution of population, uneven diffusion of new types of knowledge and practical involvement of local actors with different interests and interpretations of rural development. Through tacit and/or explicitly formulated questions, the authors “play an exciting game” that will delight anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the ongoing transformation of the European countryside.”
(Dr. Vladimír Székely, senior researcher of Institute of Geography, Slovak Academy of Sciences).